december, 2015

10decAll DayAdolf LoosBirthday

Event Details


Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
Date of death: 23.08.1933
Place of death: Kalksburg/Vienna, Austria

The phrase “form follows function” is widely used today. But only a few know that it dates back as far as 1908. Austrian architect Adolf Loos argued in his pamphlet “Ornament and Crime” that functionality and the lack of ornaments is a sign of high cultural development. Both this statement and Loos’ buildings, such as the Vienna house at Michaelerplatz, bear witness to this maxim.


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